Category Archives: WTF

V-lines in asia

Every few years, there seems to be some new ridiculous trend in Korea that dictates what random, inorganic shape your body is supposed to resemble. For example: they say an ideal female body supposedly has an S-line profile, with large breasts … Continue reading

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bakery war in korea

When we used to live in Korea, we were regulars at a mom & pop bakery called Ewhadang (이화당). It was located near my brother’s primary school, and my bro, being the manipulative little imp that he was, would stop … Continue reading

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regrets/blast from the past

Do you ever look back on your childhood and think, “Ohmygod, what was WRONG with you?” Yeah, I have those moments all the time. I just had one this morning, when I was suddenly reminded of a book I bought … Continue reading

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it’s a fake, fake world

i became a lot more aware of intellectual property issues since The Husband went to law school. now i notice infringements everywhere — fake handbags, DVD copies, celebrities’ faces on random posters,etc., etc., and once you start seeing them, you … Continue reading

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market research and more bare bottom babies

since i am an aspiring market researcher, i think it is important for me to take some time to step back on a regular basis and reflect on my product — this little blog, that is. who are my readers? … Continue reading

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WTF moment of the day: kimchi

this rant may come as being a little hypocritical, because i’ve been known to talk (and even sing) about kimchi a lot. but i have to say, i am quite annoyed by the overuse of “kimchi” in popular culture to describe korean things that have … Continue reading

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this is why…

… for 2 weeks i’ve been looking for something to wear to tomorrow’s holiday party and i haven’t been able to find anything even remotely wearable.

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stick a fork in me, i’m done

i am never getting clothes custom-made again. that’s it. chinese tailors, you have pushed me to my limit, and i am done. i don’t want to waste money anymore, i don’t want to waste my precious closet space anymore, i don’t … Continue reading

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pffft, took you long enough

oh, look, Neiman Marcus has finally decided to join the rest of the world by accepting Mastercards and Visas. well, it’s about time, isn’t it? i’m always a little irritated by these stubborn businesses that only accept American Express or cash … Continue reading

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cigarette games

can you see what’s in this claw crane machine? this happy yellow claw machine decorated with that jolly lamb cartoon that kids in China seem to love? it’s a pile of cigarettes! yes! CIGARETTES! the kind you smoke! why do … Continue reading

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